FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
September 30, 2020
NYS Senator David Carlucci on Group Home Funding Cuts
Senator David Carlucci, Chair of the NYS Senate Mental Health & Developmental Disabilities Committee, said, "We need to be proactive, not reactive. If we do not fund nonprofit providers who offer our most vulnerable preventive services, then the future price tag will be far greater on taxpayers. On October 1st, OPWDD is set to slash their reimbursement payments to group homes when individuals go to the hospital, receive therapy or visit their family. The $4 billion in federal funding the State is holding on to could help lessen the blow of these harmful cuts and support our frontline heroes who care for our most vulnerable."
Video from Virtual Press Conference on 9/29 where State lawmakers call on Governor Cuomo to release the remaining $4 billion from the Corona Virus Relief Fund (CRF), which New York received: (Senator David Carlucci Speaking) - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Q_GeXgB5CCA_J-dI0MJG8x75s7fH8sX7/view?usp=sharing